Should the Wind Drop

Original name:Klondike
English name: Klondike
Year: 2022
Run time: 100 Minutes
Language: Ukrainian, Russian, Chechen, Dutch
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Ukraine, Turkey
Director: Maryna Er Gorbach
Producers: Maryna Er Gorbach, Mehmet Bahadir Er, Sviatoslav Bulakovskyi
Cast: Oksana Cherkashyna, Serhii Shadrin, Oleh Shcherbyna, Oleh Shevchuk, Artur Aramian, Evgenij Efremov
Screenplay: Maryna Er Gorbach
Cinematographer: Sviatoslav Bulakovskyi
Editor: Maryna Er Gorbach
Sound Designer: Srdjan Kurpjel
Music Composer: Zviad Mgebry
Costume Designer: Viktoria Filipova
Production Designer: Mariia Denysenko, Vitaliy Sudarkov, Andrii Hrechyshkin
Production Company: Kedr Film, Protim V. P.
World Sales: Arthood Entertainment
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  • Sundance FF
  • Berlin FF
  • Seattle IFF
  • Vancouver IFF

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2019 Omar and Us
  • 2013 Love Me
  • 2009 Black Dogs Barking

Director's Biography:

Nora Martirosyan

Maryna Er Gorbach is a Ukrainian film director and producer. After studying in Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema & Television University (Ukraine), she graduated from Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing (Poland). Since 2017 Maryna has been a member of the European Film Academy. Her latest movie Klondike was awarded at Sundance FF & Berlin FF


July 2014. Expectant parents Irka and Tolik live in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, disputed territory in the early days of the Donbas war. Their nervous anticipation of their first child’s birth is violently disrupted as the vicinal crash of flight MH17 elevates the forbidding tension enveloping their village. The looming wreckage of the downed airliner and an incoming parade of mourners emphasize the surreal trauma of the moment. As Tolik’s separatist friends expect him to join their efforts, Irka’s brother is enraged by suspicions that the couple has betrayed Ukraine. Irka refuses to be evacuated even as the village gets captured by armed forces, and she tries to make peace between her husband and brother by asking them to repair their bombed house.